Thank you for all of your support during our recent Ofsted visit earlier this week. While we are not yet able to share the outcome of this inspection with you, I look forward to doing so in the near future.
I am also aware that a number of you completed the parent surveys and took the time to come in or speak to the inspection team to share your views on the academy. By doing this you enable us to support all our children and create an aspirational school culture for each and every one of our young people, and I would like to thank you for this. To show our appreciation for your efforts we will be holding a coffee and cake drop-in session next Thursday 19th May, 09.10-10.10. Please do come into the academy and join us for this if you are able.
I am writing this letter right before our Year 11 students start their GCSE exams. This is the culmination of a tremendous amount of work from this cohort and I am very excited for them to show us all how wonderful they are. I know you will join me in wishing these students the very best of luck.
Of course, examinations are particularly challenging this year as it is the return of traditional exams following the pandemic. We will be doing everything in our power to support these students throughout the exam process, and I know that you will do so as well. As part of this, every Wednesday from 1st June, we will be holding weekly drop-in sessions for Year 11 parents and carers to get help with supporting their young person through their exams. At these sessions, our Year 11 team will be available to support our community through the examination period. We will be sending through more information on this shortly.
I am so proud of all our students and how they have coped with the challenges of the past couple of years. They have remained consistently committed to their studies and have overcome any obstacle with ambition, bravery and kindness.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible over the coming weeks. If you are unable to attend a specific drop-in session but would like to speak to me or a member of school leadership, please do contact the school office and we will arrange this.
Until then, I hope you all have a good weekend.
Mr A Deen